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Russia is a large and extremely culturally diverse country, with dozens of ethnic groups, each with their own forms of music. During the period of Soviet domination, music was highly scrutinized and kept within certain boundaries of content and innovation. After the fall of the USSR, western-style rock and pop music became the most popular musical forms in Russia. Some native artists broke through.

Russia has a long history of classical music innovation. The first important Russian composer was Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), who added religious and folk elements to classical compositions.
Russian Rock.

In the 1910s romances (in exotic Russian, Caucasian, Gypsy and Italian styles) became very popular. The greatest and most popular singers of romances usually sang in operas at the same time. The most popular was Fyodor Shalyapin. Singers usually composed music and wrote the lyrics, such as Alexander Vertinsky, Konstantin Sokolsky, Pyotr Leshchenko. Musically and structurally based on romances are the bard songs (starting in the 60's) and the criminal songs. The bard genre can be compared to the American folk-revival movement of the 60's, closer to poetry than music. Artists like Bulat Okudzhava, Alexander Galich and Vladimir Vysotskiy all wrote their own songs, and the recordings were distributed underground.

Many underground rock bands arose during late 1970s: Mashina Vremeni, Aquarium, Autograph, Center.
During Perestroika rock music became mainstream. Popular bands of that time include Kino, Alisa, Aria, DDT, Nautilus Pompilius, Sektor Gaza, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Secret.
DDT, Aria and Alisa are still active today and are very popular with the modern youth.

The quantity of music projects in modern Russia is enormous.
Middle 90's showed decline for Russian rock due to economic problems, changes in mentality and mass media reorientation. Still, there are many popular rock bands including, Mumiy Troll, Pilot, Zemfira, Splean and many still-functioning 80's bands such as Mashina Vremeni, Akvarium, DDT, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Alisa, Piknik.

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Best Folk Songs. Alexandrov Songs and Dance Ensemble of the Soviet Army
$ 7.60
Best Russian Folk Songs are included into this CD. Learn More

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Russian Souvenir. Russian songs and romances. Nikolai Kopylov
$ 7.60
Best Russian Folk Songs are included into this CD. There you can find the world famous "Korobeyniki", "Evening Bells", "Dark Eyes". Learn More

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Russian Frontier Guard Band. Selected Works
$ 5.00
The very popular Russian and Soviet marches are represented on this CD Learn More

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Andrei Petrov "Songs from the Movies"
$ 17.50
Songs by the famous Soviet composer

Weight: 200 grams Learn More

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Verka Serduchka "Xarasho" (Everything is ok)
$ 15.10
His songs are very merry and bring you on dancing! They are perfomed in the folk manner. The perfect choice to create the festive atmosphere!

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Verka Serduchka "Tuc, Tuc,Tuc"
$ 15.10
Verka Serduchka is a colorful character of talkative and humorous Ukrainian middle-age women played by Andrej Danilko, a talanted young man from Ucraine.

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The best of Russian Shanson
$ 15.10
The history of Russian shanson comes from the 19th centuries. The prisoners sang not just about freedom and Motherland, but love, Russian nature, their mothers, fathers, wives and children.

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The Best of Krug "Fallows"
$ 15.10
Michail Krug is one of the most famous and beloved perfomers of Russian shanson. He was founed killed at his home in Tver. It turned to be real shock for all Russian shanson-lovers.

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"The Art of Emil Gilels"
$ 17.50
One of the leading Soviet classical pianists of the 20th century, Emil Gilels was acclaimed for his brilliant technical mastery and fine control of the piano's tone.

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Sergei Stadler
$ 17.50
"His soul is full of passion, his style is romantic, his manner of playing is clear and confident, involving the audience into the world of emotions. Stadler is the autstanding example of the Russian

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